Marlon Williams Announces New Album and May Tour with The Weather Station

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New Zealand born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Marlon Williams is set to take on the world again with a huge international tour planned for 2018.

The tour is set to coincide with Williams’ just-announced new album Make Way For Love, due for release on 16th February.

The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, The Strokes) and features Marlon Williams’ long standing backing band The Yarra Benders. The first single is a duet with Williams’ ex-girlfriend and rising star on the singer-songwriter scene Aldous Harding titled “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore”.

Check out the video for the track here:

The Australian leg of Marlon Williams’ huge international tour takes place in May and features support from Canadian singer-songwriter and Timber and Steel favourite The Weather Station – check the full list of dates below:

Monday 14th May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Wednesday 16th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 17th May – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Listen to the New Tesse (Tom Stephens) Single “I’ll Tell You In The Morning”

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens has just moved into the next step of his musical evolution, renaming himself Tesse to more accurately represent the collaboration with his supporting band (including Cam Whipp on bass, Mon Ellis on guitar, Chris Long on keys and drummer Rob Turner).

Tesse will be releasing his debut album How It All Unfolds in early 2018 and he’s just released his first single under the new moniker – take a listen to “I’ll Tell You In The Morning” below:

Tesse will be officially launching “I’ll Tell You In The Morning” with shows in Sydney and Melbourne this November and December – the full list of dates are here:

Tuesday 28th November – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Stella Donnelly Video “Boys Will Be Boys”

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Western Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly continues her rise with the release of her powerful new video “Boys Will Be Boys”.

The song was written in 2016 as an attempt to make sense of the culture of victim blaming when it comes to sexual assaults. Check out the video here:

Stella Donnelly is currently on a national tour – all of the remaining dates are below:

Thursday 16th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 18th November – The Plot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 30th November – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st December – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – Porchland, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 7th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th December – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Saturday 16th December – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Paul Kelly Announces Making Gravy Christmas Show

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Paul Kelly’s iconic song “How to Make Gravy” has become a stalwart of the Christmas period with many Australians siting it as their favourite holiday song.

Kelly has embraced the national love of the song with the announcement of a huge Making Gravy show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on Saturday 16th December. The show will feature special guest performances from Gang of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray.

“Gravy’s been around a long, long time,” Paul Kelly explained. “Maybe humans came up with it even before they came up with beer and wine. I don’t know. But I do know Raymond Carver wrote a poem about it. And I like to make it. And it’s different all over the world. So, we’d like to usher in Christmas and all things grave and gravilicious with a rich, musical stew. Come on board the gravy train with us and our friends this December 16th at The Myer Music Bowl.”

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Julia Jacklin Video “Cold Caller”

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We couldn’t be prouder of everything Julia Jacklin has achieved over the last couple of years. She’s gone from playing tiny pub gigs in Sydney to becoming the darling of triple j, scoring a bunch festival slots and even getting nominated for ARIA awards.

Jacklin’s brand new single and video is the wonderful “Cold Caller”.

“Over my 5 years of dancing training I accumulated about 4 dance moves, which have all been utilised in this clip,” Julia Jacklin explained. “You could say it all started here in this dance studio in my hometown, Springwood, where beginning at the age of 11, I laboured and then learned that I was not going to be a professional dancer. Nevertheless for those 5 years I did my best; tap danced at a casino in a high vis one-piece to “Working Class Man”, waved my arms repeatedly around at an event held in a McDonalds car park to Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)”, crammed my pre-pubescent body into silver hot pants for Pink’s “Get this Party Started”. It’s still my favourite thing to do, and this song is about something worrying, but also something incredibly joyful and all I could think to do to express that was to dance.”

Check out the video for “Cold Caller” below:

Julia Jacklin will be playing at this year’s Falls Festivals and has scored one of the Twilight at Taronga slots – full list of dates are below:

Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Sunday 31st December to Tuesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, NSW

James Kenyon Announces East Coast Tour

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Melbourne based troubadour James Kenyon has just hit the road with an extensive, 20+ date east coast tour.

The tour is to support Kenyon’s latest single “Out On The Wire”, the third and final single from his 2016 album Imagine You Are Driving. James Kenyon will be touring right up and down the east coast as well heading over to Adelaide.

Check out the full list of remaining dates along with a stream of “Out On The Wire” below:


Friday 10th November – The Lounge, Albury, NSW
Saturday 11th November – House Concert, Wolumla, NSW
Sunday 12th November – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Monday 13th November – Phoenix Bar, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 16th November – The Temperance Union, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th November – House Concert, Mudgee, NSW
Saturday 18th November – The Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 19th November – The Junkyard Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Thursday 23rd November – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 24th November – House Concert, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 25th November – Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 26th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 27th November – The Great Western Hotel, Cobar, NSW
Wednesday 29th November – The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – The Three Brothers Arms, Maccelsfield, SA
Sunday 3rd December – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 8th December – House Concert, Benalla, VIC
Saturday 9th December – By The Banks Festival, Albury, NSW
Sunday 10th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Listen to “John My Beloved iPhone Demo” from Sufjan Stevens

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On the 24th November Sufjan Stevens released The Greatest Gift, a mix tape of outtakes, demos and remixes of tracks from his most recent album Carrie & Lowell.

If you haven’t picked it up yet here’s another taster from The Greatest Gift, “John My Beloved iPhone Demo”, which is a beautiful stripped back version of one of our favourite songs from Carrie & Lowell. Take a listen below:

Lucy Rose Announces Headline Sydney and Melbourne Shows

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Brittish indie-folk songstress Lucy Rose will be making her debut visit to our shores next year having been announced as the support on Ben Folds’ upcoming Paper Aeroplane Request tour.

And even more excitingly Rose has just added her own headline dates in Melbourne and Sydney in addition to the Ben Folds shows.

The dates and venues for Lucy Rose’s headline dates are as follows:

Monday 5th February – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

And the shows with Ben Folds are as below:

Friday 2nd February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 4th February – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 7th February – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 9th February – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 13th February – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 14th February – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Friday 16th February – Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Zoo Twilights at Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

Stella Donnelly Announces National Tour Dates

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Fremantle singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly is definitely the current darling of the indie singer-songwriter scene in Australia.

After a successful tilt at this year’s BIGSOUND conference, winning the inaugural Levis Music Prize, Donnelly has just announced plans to head out on a bunch of tour dates around the country.

Stella Donnelly has already been announced on the lineups for the Mullum Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, WAMfest, Fairgrounds and Porchland and has now added headline dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne along with support slots for Mama Kin Spender (Melbourne), San Cisco (Wollongong) and Polish Club (Perth).

Check out the full list of upcoming tour dates below:

Saturday 4th November – WamFest, Perth, WA
Sunday 5th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 18th November – The Plot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 30th November – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 1st December – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd December – Porchland, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 7th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th December – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Saturday 16th December – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Father John Misty Announces Laneway Sideshows

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While he’s no stranger to our shores the announcement of a Father John Misty tour never fails to cause excitement.

Having already been announced for next year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival tour, we can now reveal that Father John Misty will also be performing headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Joining him in support at these shows will be Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 31st January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3rd February – Laneway Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4th February – Laneway Festival, Sydney, NSW
Friday 9th February – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Laneway Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11th February – Laneway Festival, Fremantle, WA

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